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Four Actors Required for a Short Film About Dementia

Four Actors Required for a Short Film About Dementia

Southampton, UK. Apply from all UK.
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"Leaving Yesterday" is a fictional drama about a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease who starts remembering a part of his past he greatly regrets.

The short film is the Final Major Project of a group of third year students at Southampton Solent University.

An hourly pay rate will be provided for the role will be provided along with food and transportation.
Daily shoots will range between 4 to 7 hours.

If the actor prefers, accommodation will be provided instead of daily transportation between the set and his/her place of residence.

The successful applicant cast in the role of John will be required for a particular scene that involves implied nudity. The implied nudity will be in the context of filming a scene in which a person suffering from dementia will be bathed by his carer. The successful applicant will be wearing long beach shorts and be required to remove his shirt.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will take place from Saturday 29th February to Wednesday 4th March.

Job payment

£8.21 per hour - Daily shoots can range between 4 to 7 hours.

Expenses paid - Transportation, Accomodation (optional), Catering

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Male Lead

John is a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease who thinks he is in his 30s and is, at first, presented in the film as such. The performance then relies on the actor's ability to convey that he is a much older person suffering from the disease.

Male, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

Male Lead

John is a man in his 70s, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dealing with the guilt of what he remembers doing in the past. The role requires the actor to convey the effects of this disease through his physicality. The script also requires the actor to be able to cry.

Male, aged 60 to 75

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

Supporting Female Actor

Emily is a woman in her 30s taking care of her father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. A caring person torn between wanting to connect more with her father and distance herself from him for what he did in the past.

Female, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

Supporting Female Actor

Anne is the mother of an infant daughter, becoming increasingly more worried as her husband emotionally distances himself from the family.

Female, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 23 February 2020.

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Listing created: 19 January 2020
Applications closed: 23 February 2020
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